From a correspondent:
“Like many others, I have a complimentary copy of the Budleigh Journal put through my door which is usually very out of date.
Today –October 17th-I received the October 9th copy. Hence I have just read that EDDC Leader Ben Ingham thinks that it is unfair to villages that they subsidise the Budleigh Salterton free car park on the Green. Originally given to the Town by Lord Clinton.
What happens to the money received from all the beach huts in BS?
What happens to the money received from the Lime Kiln car park in the summer months, particularly on a hot day when it is difficult to find a car parking space?
And of course towns like BS and Sidmouth do have a very high council tax receipt.
There are cross subsidies on all forms of taxation. We do not expect someone with a chronic illness to pay for their NHS treatment. They are subsidised by those fortunate enough to remain healthy.
It is not helpful or wise for the Leader of the Council to sow division between communities”.